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By Natasha Shadeanna
- November 7, 2020

6 Under-The-Radar Cafes You Can Explore in Singapore

Wine and Dine . Singapore

Explore the city and the many hidden cafes that you can find all over the island for a new dining experience! Indulge in delicious food in these little gems and grab your friends for a catch up session in these listed cafes.

Cafe Colbar

Cafe Colbar
Inside Colbar Cafe | © dateideassg

Located along Whitchurch Road, you will find the old Colbar Cafe which was left untouched since the 1950s. Here is also where you can feast on cheap western dishes like the Pork Cutlet and Mushroom! The name was abbreviated from “colonial bar” and was formerly a canteen where the British army used to dine in. There are also Asian dishes you can enjoy here like Dry Hor Fun and Chicken Curry Rice. If you are looking for a simple meal with friends at a nostalgic spot, then this is where you should go!

Address: 9A Whitchurch Road, Singapore 138839

Opening hours: 

Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30AM - 8:30PM

Closed on Mondays

Contact: +65 6779 4859

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Handle Bar

Handle Bar
Handle Bar | © khee_ying

The first biker bar in Singapore, Handle Bar, is obviously bike-themed, designed with Vespa chairs and spare bike parts all over the place! Not only is ambiance exciting for a night out, this spot is also great to feast into some interesting menu items such as Slap Yo Mamma Pork Chop and Cocaine Wings!

Address: 10 Lock Rd, Singapore 108938

Opening hours: 

Tuesday - Sunday: 12PM - 11PM

Closed on Monday

Contact: +65 6268 5550

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Old Habits

Old Habits
Inside Old Habits | © heyitsnicole.sg

Part vintage boutique and part cafe, Old Habits allow you to dine in the atmosphere of a bygone era. Admire old vinyl records and typewriters as you sip on your cup of coffee. If you enjoy looking through old vintage toys, here is also the place to be! Serving hearty soul food, you can also find a range of desserts and ice-cream on the menu. Owner, Donovan Goh, is a vintage items enthusiast and he keeps all his findings here in one place for all to admire. If you love all things old, vintage and charming, you would love this little alluring cafe!

Address: 2 Telok Blangah Way, Mt. Faber, #01-04

Opening hours: 

Tuesday - Sunday: 11AM - 9PM

Closed on Monday

Contact: +65 9127 7147

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Whisk and Paddle

Whisk and Paddle
Menu served at Whisk and Paddle | © goodfomood

Perfect for coffee and fresh baked goods, Whisk and Paddle, also offers a variety of all-day breakfasts and hearty meals. Located by the river, this cafe boasts an incredible ambiance whether you have in your hand a warm cup of coffee or an ice cold beer! From delicious Eggs Benedict to their own version of Mac & Cheese with Tiger Prawns, you will fall in love with the space and the food they serve here!

Address: 10 Tebing Lane, #01-01, Singapore 828836

Opening hours: 9:30AM - 10:30PM, Daily

Contact: +65 6242 4617

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W39

W39
W39 | © pudding.corgi

Certified pet-friendly where your pets can enjoy the outdoors in the alfresco area, W39 boasts a menu that includes a variety of pasta, main dishes like Chicken Roulade, Ribeye Steak and more! There are also many desserts to choose from including many handmade cakes options like the Ondeh-Ondeh Cake, Salted Caramel and more. If you love baked goods, there is a daily bake sale from 8PM to 9PM where you can enjoy 30% off all slice cakes and breads!

Address: 39 Jalan Mas Puteh, Singapore 128637

Opening hours: 

Tuesday - Friday: 11AM - 10PM

Saturday - Sunday & PH: 9AM - 5PM, 5PM - 10PM

Closed on Mondays

Contact: +65 9646 5372

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Refuel 

Refuel
Waffles from Refuel | © thehungryfeet

Enjoy fresh hand-crafted beverages with delicious locally sourced dishes at Refuel in a comfortable and cosy space located at Bedok Reservoir. Not only is the menu diverse, it is also affordable - the “Fuel Me Up” brunch item costs only $10.90 and boasts bacon, mushroom, peppers, cheese, toasts and meatballs! There is also other pasta and mains that you can choose from here to refuel yourself for the day.

Address: 744 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3029, Singapore 470744

Opening hours: 

Monday, Wednesday - Friday: 11AM - 9:30PM 

Saturday - Sunday: 10AM - 9:30PM

Contact: +65 6448 0015

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